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India: Capital Punishment, Afzal and Santosh

National Highway reflects on capital punishment. “For the simple reason that the desire to see his life extinct reflects society’s desire to disown his act of crime as being ‘inhuman’. But what Santosh did was very human, born out of human impulses, and has to be resolved within the parameters of human society, not outside it, not with an equally ‘inhuman’ form of punishment.”

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